A company with strong ties to IMSA and NASCAR is shifting some of its work to manufacture facemasks in the midst of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Composite Resources, which is the Rock Hill, South Carolina-based parent company of CORE autosport, began shipping hundreds of facemasks Tuesday after starting up production four days earlier.
"In a matter of 24 hours, we had a prototype, the material come in, had a production plan, had an e-commerce site set up," Morgan Brady, the chief operating officer of CORE autosport, told NBCSports.com in an interview Monday. "As soon as we went live, the orders kept coming in, and whether it’s just a family looking for facemasks, or a hospital looking for thousands, it was clear there was an unmet need there for the community.
"So we are producing hundreds a day and working toward many thousands per day in order to support the need out there."